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Ina Garten: 'All My Books Really Are About Comfort Food'

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Cecilia Chiang poses in her kitchen in 2014. She told NPR that when she first arrived in the U.S., she was shocked by the food most Americans considered to be Chinese. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Cecilia Chiang, Who Revolutionized American Chinese Food, Dies At 100

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson's new book is called The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food. "Dressing has always been part of an African identity, but also a sad journey in American history," Samuelsson says. "As Black men, we had to dress up. ... If we didn't look in a certain way ... police officers [could] round us up — and it still happens." Angie Mosier/Little, Brown hide caption

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Marcus Samuelsson: Erasing Black Culinary History Ignores 'The Soul Of American Food'

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The latest pandemic dining twist is the outdoor bubble, seen here at a New York City restaurant. Sure, it's a way to stay warm as winter looms ... but does it reduce your risk of getting infected by COVID-19? Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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A judge has tossed out a U.S. Department of Agriculture rule that would have limited food stamps, noting that during the pandemic "SNAP rosters have grown by over 17 percent with over 6 million new enrollees." Here, a sign alerts customers about food stamps at a store in New York City. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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FinnAir Believes Travelers Miss Flying And Airplane Food

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Nathan Apodaca's TikTok video, in which he longboards to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," has catapulted him to viral fame. Here, he is standing in the pickup truck given to him by Ocean Spray. In his video, Apodaca sips from a bottle of Ocean Spray's Cran-Raspberry juice. Ocean Spray hide caption

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TikTok Sensation: Meet The Idaho Potato Worker Who Sent Fleetwood Mac Sales Soaring

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Ireland's Supreme Court ruled that Subway bread shouldn't be classified as bread for tax purposes due to its sugar-to-flour ratio. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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For Subway, A Ruling Not So Sweet. Irish Court Says Its Bread Isn't Bread

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What's Pale Orange And Nearly A Ton Of Halloween Fun?

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Brandi Mack, a community organizer and food security activist, at the urban farm she helped create at Castlemont High School in Oakland, Calif. She hopes the Freedge movement proves sustainable. Eric Westervelt hide caption

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Freedge Movement: Grassroots Efforts Fight Food Insecurity With Free Refrigerators

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Volunteers from St. John's Episcopal Church in Bethesda help hand out food to a local resident at an event earlier this month. Xueying Chang/NPR hide caption

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In Affluent Maryland County, Pandemic Exacerbates Food Insecurity

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Boxes of Uncle Ben Converted Rice on a store shelf. Mars, Incorporated announced on Wednesday that it is changing the name of the brand to Ben's Original. Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Sizzler USA has filed for bankruptcy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. Here, drivers pass a closed Sizzler restaurant in Montebello, Calif. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nixon, Carson Sandwiches Are Still In Former Boy Scout's Freezer

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